List of recently extinct insects

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1 extinct in the wild insect species (0.02%)195 critically endangered insect species (3.3%)343 endangered insect species (5.7%)608 vulnerable insect species (10%)301 near threatened insect species (5.0%)2843 least concern insect species (47%)1702 data deficient insect species (28%)Circle frame.svg
  •   Extinct in the wild (EW): 1 species
  •   Critically endangered (CR): 195 species
  •   Endangered (EN): 343 species
  •   Vulnerable (VU): 608 species
  •   Near threatened (NT, LR/cd): 301 species
  •   Least concern (LC): 2,843 species
  •   Data deficient (DD): 1,702 species
Insect species (IUCN, 2016.1)
  • 5993 extant species have been evaluated
  • 4291 of those are fully assessed[a]
  • 3144 are not threatened at present[b]
  • 1146 to 2848 are threatened[c]
  • 59 to 105 are extinct or extinct in the wild:
    • 58 extinct (EX) species[d]
    • 1 extinct in the wild (EW)
    • 46 possibly extinct [CR(PE)]
    • 0 possibly extinct in the wild [CR(PEW)]

  1. ^ excludes data deficient evaluations.
  2. ^ NT, LR/cd, LC.
  3. ^ Threatened comprises CR, EN and VU. Upper estimate additionally includes DD.
  4. ^ Chart omits extinct (EX) species

As of July 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 58 extinct species, 46 possibly extinct species, and one extinct in the wild species of insect.[1][2]

Caddisflies[edit]

Extinct species

Mayflies[edit]

Extinct species

Flies[edit]

Extinct species

Earwigs[edit]

Extinct species

Plecoptera[edit]

Extinct species

Hemiptera[edit]

Extinct species

Blattodea[edit]

Extinct species

Possibly extinct species

Phasmatodea species[edit]

Extinct species

Orthoptera[edit]

Extinct species

Possibly extinct species

Extinct in the wild species

Hymenoptera[edit]

Possibly extinct species

Mantises[edit]

Possibly extinct species

Lepidoptera[edit]

Moths and butterflies

Extinct species

Possibly extinct species

Beetles[edit]

Extinct species

Odonata[edit]

Includes dragonflies and damselflies.

Extinct species

Possibly extinct species

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IUCN Red List version 2016.1". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Table 9: Possibly Extinct and Possibly Extinct in the Wild Species (IUCN Red List version 2016-1)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Retrieved 4 July 2016.